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ECMM119 - Management and Professional Skills (2015)

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MODULE TITLEManagement and Professional Skills CREDIT VALUE30
MODULE CODEECMM119 MODULE CONVENERDr Allen Naihui He (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 11 weeks 0 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 7
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

Strong professional communication skills are an important quality for engineering managers, and this module will help you to improve this skill, as well as providing you with a sound knowledge base that should stand you in good stead should you aspire to an engineering management position.

 

You will acquire a working knowledge of company structure, financial management accountancy and control, business methods and practice. Furthermore, you will have the invaluable opportunity to learn about essentials of project management, human resources and total quality management, as well as the legal framework in which business operates.

AIMS - intentions of the module

The course covers a broad array of managing principles and practices, ranging from the analysis of financial statements, projects costing and cost flow forecasting to employee involvement and empowerment, the employer-employee relationship, contract of employment, reward systems and disciplines.

 

By the end of this module, you will be equipped with a wide range of knowledge and attributes, from strengthened communication and presentation skills to improved decision making and problem solving ability. Furthermore, you will gain practical experience of tasks such as accounting and double entry bookkeeping, which will prepare you for the world of work.

 

This module covers Specific Learning Outcomes in Engineering, which apply to accredited programmes at Bachelors/MEng/Masters level. These contribute to the  educational requirements for CEng registration (as defined under the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence – UK-SPEC).
 
 
 
This module correlates to references S4, P7, MU3, ME1, MD1, MS1 and MS2. These references are indices of the specific learning outcomes expected of Bachelors/MEng/Masters candidates set out in UK-SPEC, codified with reference to systems used by professional accrediting institutions. A full list of the standards can be found on the Engineering Council's website, at http://www.engc.org.uk
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

On successful completion of this module, you should be able to:

Module specific skills and knowledge
1 Understand and be able to apply the fundamentals of Total Quality Management (TQM);
2 Understand the requirements of BS EN ISO 9000:2000 for implementing a Quality Management System;
3 Know the principles involved in the creation of the EFQM Business Excellence Model and the self-analysis of the related data;
4 Have thorough understanding of the management and legal aspects of Human Resource Management (HRM);
5 Be able to understand, analyse and interpret company accounts.
6 understand the basic concepts of statistical process control, different types of control charts, and the properties and selection of control charts.
7 understand the sampling process for use of control charts and know how to analyse results to measure the process quality and capability.


Discipline specific skills and knowledge
8 Be able to produce documented procedures as required by the standard BS EN ISO 9000:2000;
9 Have refined data analysis skills;
10 Be able to identify potential employment law issues;
11 Know where to find further information on employment law matters;

Personal and key transferable/employment skills and knowledge
12 enhanced communication skills;
13 enhanced report writing skills, project management and organizational skills.

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

- communication and presentation skills;

- basic accounting practice, double entry bookkeeping, company structure, finance and reporting obligations;

- analysis of financial statements projects costing and cost flow forecasting;

- total quality concept, quality and competitiveness, partnership for quality, quality culture, customer focus;

- employee involvement and empowerment;

- project management, operations management, strategic management;

- decision making and problem solving;

- employer-employee relationship, contract of employment, reward systems, disciplines;

- employment law;

- UK and social chapter;

- international quality standards and accreditation ISO9000 etc.
 

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 95.00 Guided Independent Study 205.00 Placement / Study Abroad
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 95 Lectures/tutorials
Guided independent study 205 Assessment preparation; private study
     

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Not applicable      
       
       
       
       

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 30 Written Exams 70 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Written exam (closed book) 70 3 hour All Exam mark
Company Accounts Exercise 10 2000 words 5,9,13 Written
HRM recruitment and selection essay 10 2000 words 4,10,11,13 Written
SPC Practical exercise 10 2000 words 6,7,13 Written
         
         

 

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-reassessment
All above   All August Ref/Def period
       
       

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

If a module is normally assessed entirely by coursework, all referred/deferred assessments will normally be by assignment.

If a module is normally assessed by examination or examination plus coursework, referred and deferred assessment will normally be by examination. For referrals, only the examination will count, a mark of 50% being awarded if the examination is passed. For deferrals, candidates will be awarded the higher of the deferred examination mark or the deferred examination mark combined with the original coursework mark.

RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk

 

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Goetsch G.L. and Davies S.B. Quality management : introduction to total quality management for production, processing, and services Pearson education 2006 9780131971349 [Library]
Set Leopold J; Harris L The Strategic managing of Human Resources 2nd Pearson education 2009 978-0273713869 [Library]
Set Montgomery D.C. & Runger G.C. Applied Statistics and Probability for Engineers 6th Wiley 2014 978-1118802250 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 30 ECTS VALUE 15
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) M (NQF level 7) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Friday 09 January 2015 LAST REVISION DATE Wednesday 25 November 2015
KEY WORDS SEARCH Human resource management; HRM, total quality management; TQM; employment law; statistical process control; Toyota method.